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Joe Walsh (Irish politician)

Irish politician

Joseph "Joe" Walsh (1 May 1943 – 9 November 2014) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South–West. He was first elected as a TD at the 1977 general election.

Joe Walsh
Minister for Agriculture and Food
In office
26 June 1997 – 29 September 2004
Preceded byIvan Yates
Succeeded byMary Coughlan
In office
11 February 1992 – 15 December 1994
Preceded byMichael Woods
Succeeded byIvan Yates
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1982 – May 2007
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
ConstituencyCork South–West
In office
October 1981 – February 1982
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Personal details
Born(1943-05-01)1 May 1943
Ballineen, County Cork, Ireland
Died9 November 2014(2014-11-09) (aged 71)
Wilton, Cork, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Marie Walsh
Alma materUniversity College Cork

He lost his seat in 1981 but regained it again in 1982 and served as a TD until retiring at the 2007 general election. He served as Minister for Agriculture and Food on two occasions (1992–1994 and 1997–2004).[1]

Walsh died on 9 November 2014 in Wilton, Cork, Ireland, aged 71.[2]


  1. "Mr. Joe Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  2. "Former agriculture minister Joe Walsh dies". RTÉ News. 9 November 2014.